O’Connell Street Plan Promises Bright New Dawn for Dublin

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By Chamber Press Office, 07 May 2019

Dublin Chamber has welcomed proposals to redevelop the north of O’Connell Street and Moore Street. 
The Chamber, which represents over 1,300 businesses in Dublin, said the proposals signal a bright new dawn for one of Ireland’s most famous and important streets. 
Dublin Chamber said the focus on a mixed use development in the area is very welcome, with plans to create two new civic squares, shops, offices, apartments, a hotel, metro station and also a new east/west street which will allow pedestrian access between O’Connell Street and Moore Street.
According to Dublin Chamber’s Head of Communications Graeme McQueen: “The north of O’Connell Street has been lying idle for far too long. O’Connell Street should be the jewel in the crown of Dublin. But over the past few decades it has become an area of huge frustration for both businesses and locals. The plan from Hammerson to redevelop the entire area is very welcome and has the potential to be the start of a bright new era for both O’Connell Street and the wider north city centre area.”
Dublin Chamber said the plans successfully walk the fine line between preserving the area’s history and maximising the huge potential of the site.
Mr McQueen said: “This Hammerson project, in combination with the redevelopment of the Clery’s building and other developments, will breathe new life into an area of Dublin that has underwhelmed for far too long. These moves are hugely exciting for Dublin and for Dubliners. They provide reason for optimism that O’Connell Street will soon once again be a street that the city can be fully proud of.”
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For further information please contact:
Graeme McQueen | Dublin Chamber | 086 212 6444